Neuropathy umbrellas the broad category of nerve pain, numbness and tingling, burning sensations, hot and cold sensitivities, and pain that travels down the extremities of the body. One of the most complex conditions of the nervous system, neuropathy, can be multi-factorial in its causes. The key to understanding neuropathy is that it is a condition causing damage to the nerve system. If you are dealing with any form of neuropathy seek professional attention right away.
Diagnosis’s Associated with Neuropathy
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Carpal Tunnel
- Numbness/Tingling into the arms, hands, and/or fingers
- Numbness/Tingling into the hips, legs, and/or toes
- Facial nerve pain
- Frozen Shoulder
- Meralgia Paresthetica
- Ulnar Nerve Entrapment
- Tennis Elbow
- Golfers Elbow
- Muscle Cramping
- Burning foot pain
As you can see, the list goes on and on.
Neuropathy can be a very discouraging condition to deal with in that it will rapidly progress when not appropriately treated. Let’s start by addressing the causes of neuropathy, so that your search for answers and solutions can start off on the right foot.
Causes of Neuropathy
- Chemical Overload: Our society is bombarded with chemicals, ranging from the medications we take, the products we put on our skill, the food we eat, all the way down to the air we breathe. Every time your body is exposed to chemicals it has to detox the chemicals to cleanse the body and the nervous system. Over time the chemical load adds-up and it is too much for the body to detox. Because all chemicals are neurotoxins this puts an assault on the nervous system. The damage to the nervous system will cause the outer protective myelin sheath of your nerves and spinal cords to degrade and will surface with neuropathy symptoms. Chemical related neuropathies are almost always associated with chronic fatigue, excessive weight gain, hair and nail problems, memory loss, and cognitive dysfunction.
- Spinal Neuropathies: Spinal neuropathies are the more common of neuropathies. Essentially the spine has a perfect world position of being straight from the front and having three protective, shock-absorbing curves from the side. The American Lifestyle is not very conducive in taking care of this delicate structure that houses our spinal cord and nerves. Wear and tear, automobile accidents, desk jobs, and sports injuries place stress on the muscles and ligaments of the spine allowing the spine to mold, form and hold new positions. Continued stressors, accidents and damage over time adds up and eventually the spinal structures hit a threshold where they cannot buckle anymore. This is when the spinal cord and nerves begin to become impinged, and your neuropathy related symptoms start to surface. Spinal neuropathies are not always diagnosed correctly right away because they often stem from non-addressed injuries that took place years before any symptoms occurred. Spinal related neuropathies are critical to address as soon as you start feeling them. If the symptoms are not addressed right away, degeneration and arthritis will begin to set in and decay the spine making the symptoms much harder to correct.
Conservative Treatments for Neuropathy
Although the most common neuropathy medications, Gabapentin and Lyrica, are effective in temporarily relieving the symptoms, they will not actually correct the cause of your neuropathy. We are not going to spend too much time talking about them.
The first step in treating your neuropathy is a detailed examination, history and consultation with a neuropathy specialist. From there, a few different treatment approaches can take place moving forward.
If you are dealing with a chemical related neuropathy, the best treatment is a Comprehensive Cellular Detox. All our doctors are Abundant Life Chiropractic have advanced training in cellular detoxification. This is not a quick nor an easy approach, however, it is the only approach in effectively correcting chemical caused neuropathies.
When dealing with spinal neuropathies, the best course of action is a spinal corrective treatment plan. One that is tailored to your specific problems, and giving you a long lasting correction. Abundant Life Chiropractic is a neurological-based chiropractic office, meaning that our doctors specialize in specifically treating neuropathies and nerve related disorders. Take a moment to check out our reviews to see how we can help you.
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